School Details

Baltimore Freedom Academy

1601 E. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 642-2158
1

(out of 10)

Charter Grades 6-12 503 students 14 students/teacher (MD avg is 15)

Test Scores by grade

47%
58%
77%
49%
67%
84%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

16%
45%
73%
34%
67%
85%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

13%
38%
67%
42%
62%
81%
26%
43%
71%

Maryland School Assessment (MSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland School Assessment (MSA) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and grades 5 and 8 in science. The MSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. The goal is for all students to score at or above proficient on the test.
  • This school in 2013
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

45%
58%
84%
59%
56%
83%
43%
59%
83%

High School Assessments (HSA)

In 2011-2012 Maryland used the Maryland High School Assessments (HSA) to test students in English 2, Algebra, and Biology upon completion of each course. The HSA is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Maryland. Beginning with the class of 2009, students are required to pass the tests in order to graduate. The goal is for all students to pass the tests.
  • This school in 2013
  • Baltimore City Public Schools average
  • Maryland state average

% scale represents number of student who met or exceeded standards

About this school

Baltimore Freedom Academy is a charter high school in Baltimore. 503 students go to Baltimore Freedom Academy and identify primarily as Black, non-Hispanic; Native American or Native Alaskan; and Hispanic. 0% of the Baltimore Freedom Academy students are "limited in English proficiency." 80% of the 503 students here are paying reduced lunch prices. The ratio of students to teachers at Baltimore Freedom Academy is 14:1. Paul Laurence Dunbar High School is one of the nearest high schools.

Extracurricular activities

Arts

  • Band
  • Chorus
  • Computer arts
  • Dance
  • Drawing painting
  • Theater drama

Languages Taught

  • Spanish

Sports

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Lacrosse
  • P.E. classes
  • Soccer

Student Ethnicities

Ethnicity School District
Black, non-Hispanic 99% 88%
Native American or Native Alaskan 0.2% 0.3%
Hispanic 0.2% 3%
White, non-Hispanic 0.2% 8%
Multiracial 0% %
Asian 0% %
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0% %

Student Subgroups

Subgroup School District
Students eligible for free or reduced-price lunch program 80% 73%
Limited English proficiency 0% 2%

Community ratings & reviews

  • (6 years ago)

    The Baltimore Freedom Academy is a remarkable school that is committed to positively transforming youth and uplifting the standards of excellence throughout the student body. By engaging the youth in social justice we challenge our scholars to become leaders in their own communities and 'be the change they wish to see in the world.' I have personally worked at BFA since its inception and I am a witness to the progress we have made since 2003.

  • (6 years ago)

    i am a freshman at bfa and I really like my school. For a small school bfa has alot of sports program the getting an football team next year they many clubs and activities and they really make me look foward to comming to school

  • (6 years ago)

    The Baltimore Freedom Academy (BFA) is a great school. This year we have taken on the task of creating a superb learning environment for both middle and high school scholars. We have a plethora of extra-curricular activities ranging from debate to robotics basketball to soccer and MANY more. Although there are still some kinks to work out BFA is making great strides and I am proud of what my school has becoIme. I recommend this school to all who are not afraid of a challenge to all who want to prepare themselves for not only college but their desired careers to all who have the courage to be the change they want to see in their community.

  • (7 years ago)

    I am a student at the Baltimore Freedom Academy (BFA) and a member of the class of 2008. What really matters is the fact that the school is committed to preparing and sending its students off to college through our college prep curriculum internships and many other comprehensive learning techniques.

  • (7 years ago)

    my daughters experience was not good. i would not recommend this school to anyone. the school have no sports nor good music program. nor do it have any extracurricular activities. it could be more organized.

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